Very few games have seen the amount of hype that Cyberpunk 2077 saw throughout its 8-year development cycle. Indeed, the wait to get our hands on the title and explore Night City for ourselves has been a long and often times unbearable one, but at last, it’s finally here. However, in a somewhat surprising turn of events, the reception to it hasn’t been all that great.
Yes, Cyberpunk 2077‘s launch has been a bit of a disaster. Not only have critics called out developer CD Projekt Red for transphobia due to their handling of trans representation, but the gameplay and technical aspects are also causing complaints, with users noting a myriad of bugs that range from strange and glitchy animations and clipping issues to broken quest chains, button inputs that don’t work and, of course, complete crashes. And that’s without even mentioning the poor performance and rough visuals on consoles.
Given CD Projekt Red’s superb track record, it’s certainly unexpected to see what’s happening now, and as more and more people take to the internet to vent their frustration, #Cyberbug2077 has begun trending on Twitter, with the below tweets offering up just a sample of what folks are saying:
— Tony (@JaceWallet) December 13, 2020
These pop in's of lights and whole objects drives me nuts. The Game can be so good, IF it works. but this shit throws everything out of the window. And let's not talk about the bugs. Not a single mission without minor or major bugs. #Cyberpunk2077 #Cyberbug2077 pic.twitter.com/3ui6nY1d5o
— Apophis (@ap0ph1z) December 13, 2020
— chrizpe (@chrizpe1) December 13, 2020
— Fenharæl (@allidraws) December 13, 2020
#Cyberbug2077 game is still great i was up playing till 8am and if it wasn't for a crash bug i would have prob carried on for a few more hours so the bug for me let me get some sleep lmao
— Bored Alchemist (@BoredAlchemist_) December 13, 2020
5 hours in and can confirm this game is so mediocre. Ignoring the bugs and glitches, the Ai have gotta be the worst thing about it, on top of that the UI is irritating and disgusting. #Cyberbug2077 #Cyberpunk2077
— G.r.z (@The9th__) December 13, 2020
Cyberpunk 2077's main story is the so stale and poorly written, the dialogue is so so so so so draining and i feel like im locked into cinematics or conversations for 90% of the missions. #Cyberbug2077
— TeeTo (@TeeToGames) December 13, 2020
With two updated patches on the PlayStation 5 and I’m still see this smh unacceptable #Cyberbug2077 #CDProjektRed #Cyberpunk #Cyberpunk2077 @CDPROJEKTRED @CyberpunkGame @Sony @PlayStation #ps5 #PlayStation5 pic.twitter.com/aJLDrTxDEc
— Frank The Tank (@frankthetank954) December 13, 2020
— 😷J🔬o🕹️n 😷 (@Jonbydesign) December 13, 2020
Cyberpunk dev team:
What should we do for lighting? – "use RTX and the best lighting engine we got!"
For character models? – "use cutting edge tech and realistic skin bump maps!"
For food models? – "Oh you can just borrow models from GTA San Andreas #Cyberbug2077 #Cyberpunk2077 pic.twitter.com/ivEp8ottV4
— Dren_Ban #FeekiFam (@Dren_Ban) December 13, 2020
— Gilroy (@GilroysWorld) December 13, 2020
— ~ 🎁 ~ 𝙉𝙖𝙩𝙤 🧡💫 Commissions open (@Natito_Patito) December 13, 2020
— Steven Also Available On PC (@StevenWallaby) December 13, 2020
— Gonçalo Barracosa (@uP_Shiro) December 13, 2020
— Stephen Simmons (@PanicAcid) December 13, 2020
— ShootTheGlass (@LOB337) December 13, 2020
— 🗯 (@adeezzy404) December 13, 2020
Of course, there are a lot more reactions where those came from and it seems that many people simply won’t accept how buggy and glitchy the game is right now. Which is fair enough, especially for a AAA title from a prestigious developer that launched with an incredible amount of hype surrounding it.
But tell us, how has your experience with Cyberpunk 2077 been so far? Have you been able to overlook all this, or are you hoping to get a refund for your purchase like others have already done? Let us know down below.